Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


Carrols names Anthony Hull CFO

The former Realogy Holdings executive will take over financial leadership for the big Burger King and Popeyes operator.


Another Broken Egg gets a new CEO

The Beekman Group has hired Paul Macaluso, an alumnus of Krystal, McAlister’s and Taco Bell, to spearhead the brand’s growth.

Last year’s hiring of industry vet Dave McDougall was part of the fast-casual pizza chain’s “continuity planning,” its former CEO said.

Mike Burns joins the two-chain company as COO, and Douglas Kwong comes aboard to head marketing.

The burger chain has named Tim Ward president and Bruce Vermilyea CFO, while CEO Paul Macaluso leaves.

CKE Restaurants also named 72andSunny its creative agency of record.

John Chidsey will succeed Trevor Haynes, who will become president of North American operations.

Stefan Boyd also previously served as CFO of Le Pain Quotidien.

Shaw, previously the fast-casual chain’s CFO, takes over for Jim Mizes, who retired in August.

New CEO Chris Kempczinski and Chairman Enrique Hernandez held a town hall meeting with employees Wednesday while the new U.S. leader meets with franchisees.

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